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Any outdoorsmen, be it to fish, hunt or hike, rely on our forests to provide recreation. KEA monitors all Forest Service timber sales and takes action when environmental laws are violated to ensure that our forests remain a source of clean water and recreational opportunities for all. In 1990 KEA launched its Forest Watch program and since has been the protective watchdog of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. We work to keep our forests sustainable, and to provide habitat sufficient to support viable fisheries and wildlife populations.

KEA Comments on Proposed Forest Service Projects:

Beaver Creek Timber Sale:

KEA Comments on Beaver Creek Timber Sale Scoping Notice Nov 2012

KEA Comments on Beaver Creek Draft Environmental Impact Statement July 2013

Helpful Links:

www.fs.usda.gov/ipnf

http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/ipnf/landmanagemnt/projects
208-765-7223
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

http://www.blm.gov/
208-769-5000
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

www.idl.idaho.gov/
208-769-1535
3780 Industrial Ave S
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

http://www.idahoforests.org/bmps.htm

The Forest Practices Act was passed by the 1974 Idaho Legislature to assure the continuous growing and harvesting of forest trees and to maintain forest soil, air, water, vegetation, wildlife, and aquatic habitat.

Latest Forest Topics

1302, 2017

Protect Idaho’s Waters, Support Idaho Invasive Species Control

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: blog|0 Comments

Invasive species, including weeds and aquatic invaders, have the potential to wreak environmental havoc on Idaho lands and waters. From head-high spotted knapweed infestations to milfoil choking out Hayden Lake bays, these non-native species are [...]

3001, 2017

New Comprehensive Plan for the Spokane River Guides Actions for Reducing PCBs

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: blog, Water|0 Comments

A positive step toward a cleaner Spokane River was quietly recorded this past December. The Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force (Task Force) released a comprehensive plan that identifies a variety of actions that could [...]

2701, 2017

Settlement Restricts Megaloads on Wild and Scenic Highway 12

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Forests, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

The Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho Rivers United and legal group Advocates for the West recently finalized a settlement agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to protect historic uses of U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho [...]

2001, 2017

Court Rules Forest Service Illegally Authorized Helicopter Intrusions in Premiere Wilderness Area

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: Forests, Wildlife|0 Comments

A federal judge today ruled that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) illegally authorized the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to conduct approximately 120 helicopter landings to place radio collars on elk in the [...]

1201, 2017

Restoring the Coeur d’Alene Basin: Deadline Looms for Public Input on Superfund Megasite

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: blog, Forests, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

The deadline to submit comments on the draft Coeur d’Alene Basin Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is tomorrow, Friday, January 13th. The Restoration Plan  is meant to provide a comprehensive strategic framework to [...]